Senior Software Engineer, Machine Learning (Returnly) at Affirm

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Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest. Affirm, Inc. proudly includes Affirm, PayBright, and Returnly. 

At Returnly, we value you as a whole person. We care about the skill set you bring to the table, but more importantly, we care about the kind of person you are and the culture and attitude you bring to the table. As a Senior Software Engineer (Machine Learning), you will help build solutions that will be used by thousands of customers. You will find success in this role if you are a seasoned software engineer who appreciates real, technical challenges and being enthusiastic about machine learning. You will be an integral part of the data science team, turning our machine learning models from idea to production.

What you'll do

  • Solve new and challenging problems around eCommerce payments, credit issuance and settlement, fraud detection, SaaS integration, and model serving
  • Own technology solutions, including architecture, design, and development of back-end microservices and REST APIs for our machine learning applications using Python
  • Promote and support architectural and design best practices to team members
  • Evaluate and build new tools and techniques to facilitate effective development practices
  • Work cross-functionally with teams like data science, analytics, finance, product management, marketing & sales, and design
  • Build and enhance systems with automated build, deploy, instrumentation, and monitoring
  • Drive quality by writing unit, integration, and performance tests in a continuous delivery environment
  • Troubleshoot cross-system issues using log data, metrics, and various analysis tools
  • Consistently improve maintainability and stability of the codebase
  • Anticipate and act upon issues that arise, providing alternative approaches and solutions
  • Set the standard for highest quality of work

What we look for

  • 6+ years of industry experience and expert knowledge using Python
  • Deep understanding and experience of various technologies, frameworks, and libraries within the Python ecosystem
  • Strong familiarity with *nix environment, including bash and command-line tools
  • Experience with Git version-control system
  • Deep understanding of database methodology and database systems and strong experience with relational and non relational databases
  • Familiarity with RDBMS design for both OLTP and Data Warehousing is a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of web service technologies and REST best-practices
  • Understanding of scalability challenges and performance of server-side code
  • Ability to design and develop horizontally-scalable, resilient, and efficient systems
  • Deep understanding of distributed systems in a cloud environment, and event-driven architecture
  • Solid grounding in common machine learning model families, feature engineering, feature selection, and other practical issues, such as overfitting or model degradation
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken is a must for communicating with a global team
  • Proven track record of shipping software in a delivery-focused environment
  • Experience contributing to open-source projects or similar is a plus
  • Exposure to Amazon Web Services
  • You have a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • You are proactive and adaptable
  • You like to tackle problems and to fill in the gaps where there are unknowns

Location - Remote Spain

#LI-Remote

Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company! The majority of our roles are remote and can be located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of the U.S. Territories, Quebec, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories) unless the job indicates a different global location. We are currently building operations in Spain, Poland, and Australia.  Employees in remote roles have the option of working remotely or from an Affirm office in their country of hire, and may occasionally travel to an Affirm office or elsewhere for required meetings or team-building events. Our offices in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Toronto will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis, subject to local COVID-19 guidelines.

All full-time jobs at Affirm (excluding interns and apprentices) are tied to a transparent grade-based pay range taking location into account. 

[Colorado Candidates] In accordance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the grade for this position in Colorado is listed above. You can find the Colorado base pay range and benefits here.

If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role. Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people who believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways—not just candidates who check all the boxes.
 
Inclusivity:

At Affirm, People Come First is one of our core values, and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2020 DEI Report.

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Technology we use

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Location

Affirm is a remote-first company! Our brick and mortar offices remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.

What are Affirm Perks + Benefits

Affirm Benefits Overview

Attracting great people starts by finding talent in different places. That's why we built remote work into the DNA of how we do business—but if an office space is more your style, we have offices in Chicago, New York City, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Toronto.

Affirm’s benefits are made for you. Spending wallets provide access to food, lifestyle, technology, and family planning wallets for your expenses. If your role is remote, you can set up shop anywhere in your home country. Generous time off enables you to take the time you need when life happens. Health benefits that include vision, dental, and mental health programs. We have a simple, flexible and transparent remote-first compensation structure so you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family. Our parental leave policy includes 18 weeks’ paid leave for birth and non-birth parents, and a 4-week return-to-work transition program, at full base pay. We also offer 24 company-wide paid days off (on top of our generous time off policy) which help our teams collectively pause to recharge.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Affirm Cares is a 501(C)3 employee foundation dedicated to supporting nonprofit causes in our communities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Diversity and Inclusion Council is comprised of Affirmers from across all organizations and levels working together to build towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Affirm supports paid parental leave for periods of disability and for baby bonding.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Affirm provides leaves of absences for eligible employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

Pushing the envelope together: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in 2020

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the cultural fabric of Affirm. We’re dedicated to making improvements and sharing our learnings with the broader community. While we’re proud of our progress, we recognize the work still needed to be done. People Come First is not just a value at Affirm, it drives the work we do everyday and we look forward to continuing the work around us.

View Affirm's 2020 U.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion report here: http://bit.ly/affirmdei2020

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